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SAPP Needs Help!

December 16, 2008

The South Asian Philanthropy Project (SAPP) is looking for a Chicago intern!

Responsibilities:

The intern’s responsibilities will include research, report writing, grant writing, some administration, event planning, and possibly some data collection, as well as assisting with the implementation of SAPP goals generally (see below). These task could take anywhere approximately 5-7 hours a week, for a six month period starting in January 2009.

Requirements:

SAPP is looking for a responsible, self driven college or graduate student who is interested in philanthropy and South Asian communities. Ideally, this student would be located in Chicago.

Benefits:

As a not-for-profit start-up, SAPP cannot offer paid positions. In lieu of paid positions, however, we can offer positions for academic credit (and are willing to work with your academic institution to do so). Additional benefits include the following: (1) getting on the ground floor of an exciting organization with a tremendous amount of potential; (2) opportunities to connect with and meet community, academic and philanthropic leaders; and (3) sharpening research and writing skills.

Format:

SAPP is a virtual not-for-profit (meaning we do not have office space). The two Founders – Archana Sridhar and Venu Gupta – are located in Bloomington, IN and Chicago, IL respectively. The SAPP intern – Priyanka Dube – is located in Bloomington, IN. (For information on these individuals please visit www.southasianphilanthropy.org.) The Chicago intern will work with Venu Gupta.

We conduct business over email and telephone. There are monthly conference calls to assess progress and make decisions.

Application:

If interested in this position, please send the following to Venu Gupta via email at guptavenu@gmail.com:

(1) A current resume; and

(2) A statement describing your interest in the organization’s mission.

Below are answers to other frequently asked questions.

What is SAPP?

The goal of the South Asian Philanthropy Project (SAPP) is to create a forum that inspires South Asian Americans to become more involved in philanthropy and volunteering. SAPP aims to accomplish this by forming a network of resources and stimulating dialogue among South Asians in the diaspora.

This project will result in more South Asians donating resources, volunteering, and serving on charity boards. Eventually, we envision working with private and community foundations as well as charities to offer training workshops for donors, have roundtables with charities, and hold group events for civically-engaged South Asians.

By getting involved in this forum, South Asians like us will be a more powerful part of our communities. And, our talents and resources will contribute to great causes like education, fighting domestic violence, and promoting the arts.

More information about SAPP, the Founders, and Staff can be found at www.southasianphilanthropy.org.

How is SAPP organized?

The two Founders – Archana Sridhar and Venu Gupta – are located in Bloomington, IN and Chicago, IL respectively. The SAPP intern – Priyanka Dube – is located in Bloomington, IN. (For information on these individuals please visit www.southasianphilanthropy.org.) The Chicago intern will work with Venu Gupta.

What initiatives/projects will be the focus of the internship?

Given the small size of the organization and staff, we all do a bit of everything. To the extent that the work of this internship is focused, it will be focused on the following: (1) preparing materials for a report on South Asian philanthropy done in conjunction with SAAPRI and (2) preparing for a meeting of South Asian philanthropists, slated to take place in Summer 2009.

Who can I contact for more information?

Do not hesitate to contact Venu Gupta or Archana Sridhar for information about SAPP and/or the internship. Venu can be contacted via telephone at 312.902.5216 and via email at guptavenu AT gmail DOT com. Archana can be contacted via email at archanas2005 AT gmail DOT com.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. guptavenu permalink*
    December 17, 2008 11:49 pm

    Arch, thanks for posting this! I love the idea of a Day of National Service. I hope the Obama team has enough time to pull it together. It would be wonderful if the South Asian community could come together. As Archana said, please let us know what you’ll be doing on that day!

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